Assume that your boss has asked you to prepare a formal business report on Cross-Cultural Differences in
Leadership which will be shared at the next executive meeting. (THIS IS YOUR AUDIENCE)
In this report they want to see well-documented information on the ways cross-cultural differences affects
leadership in the 21st century.
Your report should contain two main parts:
1) general part, which evaluates current trends in cross-cultural communication and most relevant
frameworks dealing with cross-cultural differences;
2) specific part, which evaluates how cross-cultural differences influence the performance of the
chosen company with specific examples; this part should be written in a problem-solution format
and end up with set of recommendations relevant for the company.
Use appropriate heading titles – “General Part” would not be appropriate, for example.
In order to get A and B level grades, you must demonstrate knowledge of frameworks and studies beyond
the content of the textbook and in-class explanations in your report and provide a relevant set of
recommendations, targeting specific problems you identified in the chosen company. Avoid general
recommendations which could be applied to almost any company.
Write the paper using APA style with at least 6-8 citations and references in addition to the
All sources must have: authors, publication dates, and publishers.
The paper should be at least 3000 words, should follow a formal business report format including
an introduction, main body, conclusion and recommendations, and must exhibit good writing,
research, and analytical skills. You do not need to include executive summary or a table of
Report should be written in the formal style (remember who your audience is); avoid using
personal pronouns and sharing personal experience for this assignment; avoid/limit usage of
charts, diagrams and other visual components, instead concentrate on making your ideas
coherent, relevant and convincing.
Submit your paper via Turnitin before the due date; late submissions are penalized by 5%/day
This assignment holds a value of 20% of your final grade. The presentation associated with it holds a
value of 10% of your course grade.